[Bf-education] Blender 2.5 intro/migration guide/magazine/pdf

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Thu Feb 24 13:07:46 CET 2011

Hi all,

I'm looking for someone or a small team interested in producing a
short 2.5 guide for the Blender Foundation. This could even be the
first episode of a more regular "Blender proceedings" to appear online
and in print.

In short, the guide could cover the following:

- Basic introduction to how Blender 2.5 works
   (aimed at people who know other 3d programs a bit at least)
- Highlighting the main changes since 2.4
   (aimed at people who used Blender before)
- Maybe some tips & trix, to experience the best of 2.5

The formatting could be:

- Written and styled as a magazine, lots of graphics & images (like 3D  
- Short articles, an attractive and activating browsing experience
- Content can be copied partially from wiki or our blogs as well.
- Full color design, room for artwork (renders, sintel stuff, etc)
- 60-80 pages?

The guide would become freely available (Blender wiki license
compatible), as ebook or pdf too. If budget and interest allows, I'd
also like to print copies for the blender.org store, and to spread (or
sell for a couple of dollars) on conferences or events.

What I'm looking for:
- editor and/or writer(s), proficient in English & with writing
- graphics designer, who can also make it print ready and knows ebook

Budget: quite minimal for now, it's a Blender promotion product :)
But if we can print and sell in our shop (low price, 14 euro?) I can
allocate a budget of 4000 euro for the total project (excl printing).

Deadline: ready for delivery and distribution end of june latest. I'd
like to find a way to spread this on Siggraph, for example.

Open discussion can be done on this mailing list, but send offers/
proposals or references of your work to me in private! Best
candidate(s) get the job!



Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

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